Category "Logistics"

With a global focus on the world’s consumption and reckless disposal of single use plastics, consumers are looking more from brands to trail blaze, innovate and lead the way in plastic reduction. Supermarket Lidl, for example, are aiming to use 50 percent recyclable materials for its own-brand packaging by 2025 and will be phasing out their 5 p carrier bags across its stores.  Last year it took the bold step to remove all of its single use bags. All this could result in the reduction of over 67 million bags and 134 tonnes of plastic every year – and that’s just one supermarket brand. Just imagine if more followed suit!

Make the switch to Grip Film

Brands should continue to be concerned about any role in contributing to this global problem with implications for their brand image if they are not seen to be actively seeking out more ways to reduce impact on the environment. Through out all aspects of supply and distribution, plastic has become the material of choice. There are however smart product switches that can lessen impact as well as costs, one such product is Grip Film. Designed for the busy warehouse, Grip Film creates incredible savings right across stock holding and despatch processes.

Grip Film benefits

The list of benefits goes on and on, as well as a 40% cost saving per pallet load from day one what Grip Film can deliver in terms of a reduced carbon foot print is astonishing. As well as making your process faster, safer and more efficient, there is a 40% saving on plastic going into landfills. This is something any brand would be proud to shout about and let their customers know they are doing their bit to save the planet!

Want to try Grip Film for FREE? Get in touch with Glenn.Kilbey@acopia.co.uk and see for yourself what Grip Film could do for you, your warehouse and your business!

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We are all being asked to do more with less and taking time to review existing operations and processes is the perfect place to start. It maybe just the opportunity to apply new thinking or seek advice in simplifying and streamlining work flow and logistics in the warehouse, gaining greater control and enhanced efficiencies. So if maximising productivity, remaining competitive and creating an agile, responsive packaging operation is important to you for 2019, then being able to automate your packaging process may be the key to not only lowering costs but also a way to introduce safer and leaner working conditions.

Lean Green Clean

Increasing productivity as well as reducing costs are most certainly your key drivers but your end users and customers will also be interested in your process from an environmental aspect. Automating your process still supports you in making those necessary environmental changes in terms of the materials you use for your protective packaging. We supply a number of options for void filling which are all either recyclable by the end user or made from sustainable sources. We also supply machinery that allows you to create your own void filling from card. Whether you require automation for box erection at the start of the process or with strapping and securing prior to despatch, we have an automated solution for you.

Create Protect Secure – Automate

At Acopia – we supply machinery for every step of the process and all equipment is equally at home in a manual packaging setting or integrated as part of a fully automated process. We can identify where to make the optimal changes to your process to yield the greatest results. Experts in packaging and procedure for over 40 years, we work with many clients on process improvement and delivering greater returns on investment. Each setting is unique and the amount of automation needed is different. We don’t adopt a one size fits all approach – we analyse every aspect and suggest change where we know it will make a real difference.

If you would like to know more, please get in touch. Let us know about your current challenges, bottlenecks and headaches and we can help you to achieve effortless automation for your packing line.





It’s not often a product comes along that completely transforms a way of working that has been common place for years. A way of working that has been cumbersome, onerous and inefficient with associated risks involved. The strength of this new product is in its simplicity, new GripFilm has totally revolutionised the pallet despatch process in terms of time, efficiency and process. We take a closer look at the amazing business benefits this ingenuous little product has to offer!

Take control with GripFilm

Person holding GripFilm with one fingerGrip film applicator and roll of filmGrip film is action at the base of a pallet

There many reasons to consider the GripFilm system. This is a great product to hold and use and it quickly becomes apparent just how many benefits this delivers. Straight away, the film application process is faster and safer. The user can walk forwards around the pallet making it secure very quickly. It completely avoids the user putting themselves in danger walking backwards around the pallet as with traditional applicators. This is so important in a busy warehouse where Health and Safety is of paramount importance. It also eliminates the user from bending over in an effort to stablise the very bottom of the load, the applicator does this effortlessly.

Not only is the applicator lightweight resulting on much faster wrapping, the longer pre-stretched film means fewer roll changes.  Gaining a significant reduction in down time means more pallets prepared for despatch faster!

Reducing single use plastic

If you are a company that is concerned with reducing its single use plastics dependency, then this delivers a great alternative to traditional pallet wrap film. A high performance film at just 6-9 microns will out perform traditional film at much higher microns. The result? Less film usage!  Our own testing showed up to an 80% reduction in use which is great news for environmental concerns – and your pocket! With less film required, this also helps with a reduced carbon footprint and the associated distribution costs.

Fast, Safe and Efficient

We know that this product is perfect for your busy warehouse. If you would like one of our team to show you how this would work for your operation, we would be delighted to show you a quick no obligation demonstration. You can see for yourself the amazing cost savings and efficiencies that are to be made.

Just complete the form below, telling us a little bit about your current set-up, and we will be glad to come and see you.





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